Using HMI lighting in high speed filming applications
Shooting at high frame rates requires substantial lighting levels which makes HMI sources an ideal choice. However, the process can reveal artefacts in the light which would not be apparent at regular shooting speeds. Dr Phil Ellams of Power Gems gets to the source of the potential issues and offers... Read Full Article
Power Gems with STS Lighting at Berlin State Opera House
On Thursday 7 December, Berlin Opera House will open its doors again to mark the institution’s 275th anniversary. After so many years, it’s a long-awaited opening, and Power Gems were fortunate to get a sneak preview of our ballasts in their new home.
The Staatsoper on Boulevard Unter den... Read Full Article
Behind the scenes at Berlin’s renovated State Opera House
Power Gems takes a peak behind the scenes of Berlin’s renovated State Opera House ahead of the re-opening of this remarkable historical building. The purpose of the special trip? The new building has demanding technical standards which required Power Gems, and we were only too happy to supply our ... Read Full Article
Crystal Locking by Power Gems – A new tool for High Speed Shooting
Learn the ins and outs of using HMI lighting for high speed filming with Power Gems. Check out the new feature – the Crystal Locking mode – available on the next generation of high speed ballasts.
In Using HMI lighting in high speed filming applications, we looked at the advantages but saw th... Read Full Article
Sun, Spain and HMI fixtures: Power Gems interviews Alfons Grau Pitarch of Grau Luminotecnia
Power Gems talked to Alfons Grau Pitarch the owner of the Barcelona-based film lighting equipment company, Grau Luminotecnia. Last year Power Gems welcomed Grau Luminotecnia as an official dealer for the Power Gems range in Spain.
You founded Grau Luminotecnia in 1984, how are you responding to... Read Full Article
Power Gems at Gearhead’s second Open House, Portland, Oregon
On Saturday, October 7, Power Gems eagerly returned to Portland, Oregon, for Gearhead’s Mini Gear Expo, now in its second year.
Once again, Gearhead Grip & Rental services opened their doors to a select group of vendors, including Power Gems. Gearhead’s Managing Partner, Joel Stirnkorb, a... Read Full Article
Power Gems T-shirts that every fan-boy and fan-girl needs
The Power Gems team happily pose with the official T-shirts. The new range has a design for each one of our five service centres.
Back in 2014, we wrote about the Power Gems T-shirt and Ben (pictured far right) modelled for us. He’s joined this time round by more of the Power Gems team, and spo... Read Full Article